Pathfinder is a new initiative to streamline access to mental health support in West Sussex. Sussex Partnership have joined forces with ten established third sector providers in West Sussex to ensure that people with mental health needs can find the right support. The service offers to walk alongside people to help them access the right healthcare for them, this could be primary, secondary or third sector care. By providing a single point of contact the service hopes to help keep people well as they can signpost them quickly to where they need to be and prevent someone becoming more unwell as they try to navigate services without support.
Pathfinder is ...
...an alliance of local Mental Health Support Organisations
- ...different services working together to give advice, information and support
- ...for people with mental health problems
- ...for carers, family, friends and professionals
Pathfinder values the expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges and actively involves them in the design, delivery and monitoring of our services. The name, Pathfinder, was a suggestion from service users and the collaborative are proud to operate under this umbrella.
The pathfinder website offers further information, tips for wellbeing and information and resources.